Ely - Hereward Way

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This is a very pleasant walk, with no stiles. The route is at first beside the River Ouse in Ely, then along the Black Fen Water Way Trail; the route takes in the long-distance path Hereward Way too. After leaving Ely you encounter true fen country, where on the whole route Ely Cathedral dominates the skyline.

Wildflowers abound and these attract butterflies. In the reeds, reed birds can be heard, siskins and other birds can be spotted as well as the numerous water birds on the river. Boats of all descriptions sail in and out of Ely on the Ouse. The Cutter Inn, so named after the workman who cut the new channel from Ely to Littleport, is open all day and is a very popular venue for food and real ales.

England - East England - Cambridgeshire - Fens


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Museum, Pub, River, Toilets
6/2/2021 - Maggie Nicol

A nice walk but little shade if hot. The pottery in Prickwillow no longer exists the but the Drainage Museum has a tea room.